General Information
All entries are due no later than 11:59pm EST on December 30, 2017. You can submit entries by logging in and going to "my tank". Please see the show rules for entry requirements.

The 8th WWKC Virtual Koi & Goldfish Show will be held January 12-13, 2018 right here at wwkcinternetkoishow.com. There will be a meet and greet held the evening of Friday, January 12th and awards announced Saturday evening. Check this page for an updated schedule on the days of the show!
Show Schedule

Here is the schedule of events for the show. Please visit the show site and follow the instructions
for entering fish in your own personal tank. The show committee will do the rest.


  • December 1, 2017 - Registration Opens
  • December 1, 2017 - Arena Opens
  • December 30, 2017 - Registration Closed
  • January 10, 2018 - Judging Completed
  • January 12, 2018 @ 8:00p EST - Chat Room Opens
  • January 13, 2018 @ 8:00p EST - Awards Ceremony in the Chat Room
Koi Show Rules
  1. Date: December 1, 2017
  2. Rules for showing fish
    1. This show is open only to members of Koiphen and the WWKC.
    2. Each participant will have their own virtual tank.
    3. Deadline for Entries is 11:59pm EST Dec 30th, 2017
    4. All fish shown must be the personal and private property of the registrant.
    5. The koi show is not open to koi professionals. For the purposes of this show, a koi professional is "one who derives income from the sale of koi“.
      1. Koi retailer or wholesaler (dealer) - Including employees and immediate family members. 
      2. Any questions as to whether an entrant might fall into a particular category above, should be addressed via PM to the Koi Show Chair.
    6. Each registrant is limited to 8 entries.
    7. Pictures must be taken between June 1st, 2017 and December 1st, 2017.
    8. Koi Pictures must comply with the following guidelines:
      1. Container is preferably blue (and preferably the same color as standard show bowls) as other colors tend to detract from the true beauty of the fish, but others will be accepted.
      2. Measurement scale must extend for entire length of fish and be marked in 1" increments with each inch marked with the appropriate number. Note: 1/2" marks would be a welcome addition and would help benching.
      3. Pictures must be taken from above fish, with nose at 6 O\'clock facing towards you.
      4. High resolution pictures will be best.
    9. All photographs submitted will become property of the WWKC show and subject to copyright restrictions regarding copying.
    10. Photographs may be cropped, but will not be permitted to have any other editing.
    11. Photographs will be available for all to see from the time of entry until the next show.
  3. Entry forms and fees
    1. Prior to entering koi in the show, you will have to register using your Koiphen sign on information.
    2. Once signed on, you will place your koi pictures in your virtual show tank, identifying size and variety and uploading pictures.
    3. This show is free to all eligible entrants.
    4. The benching team will verify that the koi have been entered into the right size and class, and may reclassify as needed.
      1. Koi will be measured from tip of nose to end of tail.
      2. Longfin koi will be measured from tip of nose to end of tail stop.
  4. Judging
    1. Judging will begin Dec 31st 2017 and be complete on Jan 10th 2018
    2. The decision of the judges and/or the entry committee is final. Any contingences not covered clearly by these rule will be subject to the decision of the Show Chair.
    3. Move-ups will be automatic.
      1. Move-ups will take place for those fish selected for Grand Champion (A, B, & Longfin), Reserve Grand Champion (A, B, & Longfin), Adult, Young, Baby Champions, Best in Size and Best in Variety, Best Longfin over and under 8".
  5. Varieties and Sizes
    1. Six sizes will include 14 classifications.
      1. Hariwake will be judged in the Hikari Moyo class.
      2. Goshiki will be judged with Koromo.
      3. Gin Rin will be judged in 'A' (Gosanke and Utsuri) & 'B' (all others).
      4. Tancho will be Gosanke only.
      5. Becko will be judged with Kawarigoi.
      6. Hikari Utsuri will be judged with Hikari Moyo.
    2. Gosanke: Kohaku, Sanke and or Showa
    3. Doitsu: There is no specific Doitsu class; Doitsu must be entered into appropriate regular scaled class. There will be a check box for doitsu to be noted for the doitsu award.
    4. Gin Rin: Koi with KinGinRin markings MUST be entered into the appropriate Gin Rin classification.
    5. Longfin
      1. There is one competitive class for longfin
  6. Awards
    1. Koi plates : Certificate with picture of fish
      1. Grand Champion (any size)
      2. Grand Champion 'B' (any size not Gosanke)
      3. Reserve GC
      4. Reserve GC 'B'
      5. Adult Champion (sizes 5 & 6)
      6. Young Champion (sizes 3 & 4)
      7. Baby Champion (sizes 1 & 2)
      8. Best in Size (each size)
      9. Grand Champion over and under 8" (Longfin)
      10. Reserve Grand Champion over and under 8" (Longfin)
      11. WWKC President\'s Award (One standard fin, one Longfin)
      12. Judges Award
    2. Other awards : Certificate with picture of fish sent via email
      1. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each size & variety.
      2. Novice Awards
      3. Best in Variety (each variety)
      4. Most Unique
      5. Best Doitsu
      6. Peoples Choice Award
      7. Young Koi Keepers Award
    3. Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night.
  7. Competition Classifications
    1. Grand Champion and Grand Champion 'B' (not Gosanke)
    2. Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion 'B' (not Gosanke )
    3. Adult Champion (from sizes 5 & 6)
    4. Young Champion (from sizes 3 & 4)
    5. Baby Champion (from sizes 1 & 2)
    6. Grand Champion Longfin over 8" and under 8"
    7. Reserve Grand Champion Longfin over 8" and under 8"
    8. Best Doitsu
    9. Most Unique
    10. Best in Size
      1. Size 6 Over 24"
      2. Size 5 20 - 24"
      3. Size 4 16 - 20"
      4. Size 3 12 - 16"
      5. Size 2 8 - 12"
      6. Size 1 under 8"
    11. Best in Variety
      1. Kohaku
      2. Sanke
      3. Showa
      4. Utsuri
      5. Bekko
      6. Asagi / Shusui
      7. Koromo / Goshiki
      8. Hikari Muji (metallic single color fish)
      9. Hikari Moyo (metallic patterned fish)
      10. Hikari Utsuri (metallic Utsuri)
      11. Tancho (Gosanke only)
      12. Gin Rin 'A' (Gosanke)
      13. Gin Rin 'B' (all others)
      14. Kawarigoi (All others not listed above)
Goldfish Show Rules
  1. Date: December 1, 2017
  2. Rules for showing fish
    1. This show is open only to members of Koiphen and the WWKC.
    2. Each participant will have their own virtual tank.
    3. Deadline for Entries is 11:59pm EST Dec 30 2017
    4. All fish shown must be the personal and private property of the registrant.
    5. The goldfish show is not open to koi professionals. For the purposes of this show, a goldfish professional is:
      1. Goldfish retailer or wholesaler (dealer) - Including employees and immediate family members. 
      2. Any questions as to whether an entrant might fall into a particular category above, should be addressed via PM to the Goldfish Show Chair
    6. Each registrant is limited to 8 entries.
    7. Pictures must be taken between June 1st, 2017 and December 1st, 2017.
    8. Goldfish Pictures must comply with the following guidelines:
      1. Container is preferably blue (and preferably the same color as standard show bowls) as other colors tend to detract from the true beauty of the fish, but others will be accepted.
        1. Measurement scale must extend for entire length of fish and be marked in 1" increments with each inch marked with the appropriate number per example: Note: 1/2" marks would be a welcome addition and would help benching.
        2. Pictures must be taken from above with the nose facing the downward in the picture.
      2. Aquarium for side view goldfish must have a blue background.
        1. Pictures must be taken from the front of the tank with the fish facing right or left.
      3. Size classification will be determined by measuring the goldfish from nose to beginning of tail, and the fish will be sized as over 3" or under 3". Goldfish may be side view or top view, but not both.
      4. High resolution pictures will be best.
    9. All photographs submitted will become property of the WWKC show and subject to copyright restrictions regarding copying.
    10. Photographs may be cropped, but will not be permitted to have any other editing.
    11. Photographs will be available for all to see from the time of entry until the next show.
  3. Entry forms and fees
    1. Prior to entering goldfish in the show, you will have to register using your Koiphen sign on information.
    2. Once signed on, you will place your goldfish pictures in your virtual show aquarium, identifying size and variety and uploading pictures.
    3. This show is free to all eligible entrants.
    4. The benching team will verify that the goldfish have been entered into the right size and class, and may reclassify as needed.
  4. Judging
    1. Judging will begin Dec 31,2017 and be complete on January 10, 2018
    2. The decision of the judges and/or the entry committee is final. Any contingences not covered clearly by these rule will be subject to the decision of the Show Chair.
    3. Goldfish are measured from the tip of the nose to the peduncle (not including finnage).
    4. Move-ups will be automatic.
      1. Move-ups will take place for those fish selected for Mature GC over 3", Young GC Under 3", Mature RGC Over 3", Young RGC Under 3", Best in Size and Best in Variety
    5. Both sizes will include the classifications noted below.
      1. Oranda (Side View)
      2. Ryukin / Fantail (Side View)
      3. Pearlscale (Top View)
      4. Ranchu / Lionhead Top view (Top View)
      5. Ranchu / Lionhead Side view (Side View)
      6. Telescope/eye growth (Top View)
      7. Single Tailed (Side View)
      8. Top view other Tosankin, Wakin, Watonia, Top View Oranda, Butterfly(Top View)
      9. Special Varieties (Side View)
    6. Awards
      1. Plates for : Certificate with picture of fish
        1. Mature Grand Champion (over 3 inches)
        2. Mature Reserve Champion (over 3 inches)
        3. Young Grand Champion (under 3 inches)
        4. Young Reserve Grand Champion (under 3 inches)
        5. WWKC President\'s Award
        6. Judges Award
      2. Other awards: Certificate with picture of fish via email
        1. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each category.
        2. Novice Award(s)
        3. Most Unique
        4. Young Goldfish Keeper Award
        5. Peoples Choice
        6. Best in Class (Mature & Young)
          1. Oranda
          2. Ryukin / Fantail
          3. Pearlscale
          4. Ranchu / Lionhead Top view
          5. Ranchu / Lionhead Side view
          6. Telescope/ eye growth
          7. Single Tailed
          8. Top View Other
          9. Special Varieties
      3. Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night
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